September 14th, 2010
I got it wrong. It was the other day when I was talking with EightShapes’ Nathan Curtis while recording an upcoming podcast.
As we were talking, I had suggested that a UX Design Library was a snapshot of what the team felt the future of the design would be like. “Oh, no,” Nathan exclaimed! “I strongly disagree with that idea.” He went on to say that the library really was a snapshot of the past, not the future. A great library represents the best and most promising pieces of the design, so that future work could take advantage of what can be done.
Creating a library that works for the team isn’t technically challenging. However, there are important considerations and steps that the team needs to make sure it’s a success.
In today’s UIEtips, Nathan walks us through the process of creating a library. He’s broken it down into four doable steps (and even has a fabulous poster-grade visualization of the process). You’re really going to enjoy his article.
Read Nathan’s article, How to Create a UX Design Library.
One of the best things about my job is that I get to talk with Nathan on a regular basis. Every conversation we have is eye opening and amazing. You can have that same opportunity when you sign up for the UI15 conference. Nathan will deliver his fabulous full-day workshop, Standards, Reuse, Consistency, & Libraries, where you’ll learn how to capture the best of your work for the future. Read more about the workshops.
Have you put together your own library? How did it go? We’d love to hear about your experiences below.
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